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by Julie - Staff
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: MFW w/Mystery of History?
Replies: 2
Views: 1716

Re: MFW w/Mystery of History?

Anything is possible, especially for a homeschool parent! My Father's World leaves room for Book Basket, independent reading, and extra read-alouds, so adding more reading (like Dawn did) is do-able :) I just thought I'd mention a couple things from my very limited experience: (1) I think you'd need...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Rosetta Stone for Highschool Question
Replies: 8
Views: 4390

Re: Rosetta Stone for Highschool Question

This is from the Foreign Language page on the website, in case it is helpful: My Father's World recommends learning a foreign language with Rosetta Stone or another program. We prefer Rosetta Stone because of its excellent methodology and engaging, interactive format. We have written a Foreign Langu...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: 1850-MOD - Weeks 29 & 30
Replies: 3
Views: 14039

Re: 1850-MOD - Week 30

"Martin Luther King Jr. used biblical language to inspire a generation to stand up to injustice and to hope for a better future."
from Museum of the Bible:

https://www.museumofthebible.org/book/minutes/654
(Scroll down underneath the video to read the transcript and see the exact verses mentioned.)
by Julie - Staff
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: MFW WHL for son -ADHD, Learning disability
Replies: 2
Views: 1709

Re: MFW WHL for son -ADHD, Learning disability

1. Are the writing assignments scalable? How are the writing assignments guided? Are there explicit, step by step instructions? 2. Can the research paper be rescheduled? I want to do this with him but perhaps not at the beginning of the school year. However, I will talk with him about it! He may fe...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: 1850-MOD - Weeks 7 & 8 (including the Civil War)
Replies: 7
Views: 36959

Re: 1850-MOD - Week 8 (Juneteenth)

Juneteenth = "The oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery in the United States!"

A Bible being presented to President Lincoln by African-Americans is a part of this history
and explained in this 1-minute video by the Museum of the Bible.

https://www.museumofthebible.org/book/minutes/645
by Julie - Staff
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Ideas - Adventures in U.S. History
Topic: ADV Week 12, including Bird Study + State Sheets
Replies: 34
Views: 27265

ADV Week 12, Liberty Bell

Get a glimpse of the Liberty Bell - and of the reproduction at the Museum of the Bible!
The Bible - Leviticus 25:10 - is on both:
https://www.museumofthebible.org/book/minutes/644
by Julie - Staff
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: RTR - Week 21 (including Dangerous Journey/Pilgrim's Progress)
Replies: 6
Views: 14821

Re: RTR - Week 21

Get a glimpse of the Magna Carta, guaranteeing the church will be free: https://www.museumofthebible.org/book/minutes/643 This 1-minute video goes on to give an interesting fact about the Bible: "Stephen Langton helped separate the Bible into chapters." This is the same guy who helped write the Magn...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Ideas - Rome to the Reformation
Topic: RTR - Weeks 31 & 32 (including The Reformation)
Replies: 3
Views: 6478

Gutenberg Bible (RTR - Weeks 31)

Creating the Gutenberg Bible, 1-minute video from the Bible Museum website The video has some cool visuals of an early printing press and of a Latin Bible with hand-painted illustrations. A transcript of the facts in the nartative is underneath, if you scroll the bar on the right of the web page. ht...
by Julie - Staff
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Skipping kindergarten
Replies: 2
Views: 1571

Re: Skipping kindergarten

Hi and welcome! Generally, we recommend doing all subjects together as a family (up through 8th grade) except language arts and math. Family subjects are based on the oldest child's program, just as you have been doing. So, a family with children aged 5 and 6 at the start of the year would use 1st g...
by Julie - Staff
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Ideas - Creation to the Greeks
Topic: CTG - Weeks 2 & 3
Replies: 42
Views: 33920

Cuneiforms (CTG - Weeks 2)

A video that gives a quick, 1-minute summary of cuneiform writing alongside quite a few good visual examples. When you scroll down using the side-bar, you get a printed transcript of the words on the video. At the Museum of the Bible website (new Washington DC exhibit). Cuneiform Earliest Known Writ...
by Julie - Staff
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: DECLARE vs INVESTIGATE for 9th grader
Replies: 4
Views: 1979

Re: DECLARE vs INVESTIGATE for 9th grader

tbird1104 wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 9:36 am
This is my first time on the message board. We started homeschooling in 6th grade.
Welcome to the message board!

We're glad you found us and hope you will find this a place of encouragement and ideas.

Julie
by Julie - Staff
Wed May 30, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: First grade
Replies: 3
Views: 1601

Re: First grade

Hi Grace, Yes, the 1st grade package is complete on its own. There is a list of 1st grade math topics covered on the Lesson Overview pages in the 1st grade sample: https://www.mfwbooks.com/itemFiles/92102%201st%20Grade%20TM%20022018%20Sample.pdf . Those math topics are covered in several ways throug...
by Julie - Staff
Tue May 29, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: 1850-MOD - Weeks 5 & 6 (including the Capitals)
Replies: 11
Views: 8533

Harriet Tubman (1850-MOD - Week 6)

I am always so inspired by Harriett Tubman. Could I/would I do what she did? Here's a one-minute video about her, plus they have the transcript of the audio underneath. It's posted by Museum of the Bible. Harriett is going to be on our upcoming $20 bills! https://www.museumofthebible.org/book/minute...
by Julie - Staff
Sat May 26, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Holidays, Elections, Olympics, Fall Ideas, Special Days
Replies: 104
Views: 42542

Memorial Day for Parents and Kids

EXPLAINING MEMORIAL DAY TO KIDS: Summary: Memorial Day formally began in 1868, three years after the end of the Civil War. The day was originally called "Decoration Day." "Mourners honored the Civil War dead by decorating their graves with flowers. On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfiel...
by Julie - Staff
Thu May 03, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Loving MFW K but concerned about MFW 1st
Replies: 5
Views: 2237

Re: Loving MFW K but concerned about MFW 1st

How wonderful to hear that your son loves homeschooling! I like Lourdes' idea of spreading out 1st so he will reach the intended age level of 7 by 2nd grade. I'll just reinforce that with a few ideas below. But first there are a few things I'd like to confirm: 1. It sounds like he did well with K. I...
by Julie - Staff
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Help with preparing for high school
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

Re: Help with preparing for high school

Hello! I'll start the conversation and hope others have a minute to chime in! (1) WRITING - TIME & INDEPENDENCE: The description of Writing With Skill suggests 45 minutes per day for the student and 15 minutes per day for the parent. These lessons (30-45 minutes per day) provide a strong foundation ...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Thank you!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1127

Re: Thank you!!!

So nice to hear, thanks for the encouragement! I have passed along your note to the office and to the “other Julie” who called, as well. I am sure she will love hearing your reply!
by Julie - Staff
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: I'm New-List of Abbreviations?
Replies: 3
Views: 1587

Re: I'm New-List of Abbreviations?

DadOfFour wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:26 pm
I will say that while the abbreviations can make for some shorter posts it can be a bit confusing needing to go back and forth between posts and the list.
That is a good point. I will try to keep that in mind as I Archive older conversations. Thanks, and welcome!
Julie
by Julie - Staff
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: MFW Bible and year round schedule
Replies: 6
Views: 1819

Re: MFW Bible and year round schedule

Thank you Julie, that is helpful. I think sticking to two streams of reading sounds good. Thanks for sharing. We read Proverbs and Psalms on our days off. It sounds like we can just keep reading in the OT next year in CTG on our days off right? Is that what you meant? Yes, that's what my mother-in-...
by Julie - Staff
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: MFW Bible and year round schedule
Replies: 6
Views: 1819

Re: MFW Bible and year round schedule

What a wonderful thing to hear your children ask for more from the Bible! It reminds me of the year my mother-in-law taught our homeschool for a month or so. She would report back, "...And we read the Bible pages you said to read, and we just kept reading, I hope that's okay?!" Warmed my heart. By t...
by Julie - Staff
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: MFW Bible and year round schedule
Replies: 6
Views: 1819

Re: MFW Bible and year round schedule

Hi Grace, In trying to understand your dilemma, I'd like to make sure I'm "hearing" you correctly. So during the three weeks that you are doing school, you are pretty much going down the grid and doing the lesson plans as written, correct? For instance, using Week 9 from the sample pages on the webs...
by Julie - Staff
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: ECC parent supplement
Replies: 2
Views: 1225

Re: ECC parent supplement

If you had the Supplement (i.e. if your Teacher's Manual is newer than 2009), then you likely still have the Supplement around somewhere. The Supplement includes the parent copy of all the pre-printed geography game boards and game pieces to play with your kids, as well as duplicates of some maps an...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 6A-6B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 28
Views: 16986

Re: Singapore 6B help

You're welcome :) So, here's one way to approach the other problem. I'll be interested to hear whether there are other approaches that worked! The ratio of Emily's money to Alyssa's money was 2:3 at first. After Alyssa spent $30, the ratio became 3:4. How much money did Alyssa have at first? BEFORE ...
by Julie - Staff
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Mathematics Archive
Topic: Singapore 6A-6B, Specific Lessons
Replies: 28
Views: 16986

Singapore 6B help

DD and I are determined to finish this book, but we've got two problems that are killing us. I can solve them through trial and error but I'm at a total loss to show her how using the correct methodology. My hubby and his crew of electrical engineers 8] cannot do it, nor can my brother with a bache...
by Julie - Staff
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Writing Skills for Today
Replies: 2
Views: 1391

Re: Writing Skills for Today

Hi Wendy, I think most people will use it as a consumable. It's very similar to Writing Strands that way - if your family wrote in Writing Strands, then you'll likely be writing in WSFT. Here's the sample to look at - my son would've written on the last page of that sample, for instance: https://www...